The Mosaic of the Great Palace in Constantinople

  title={The Mosaic of the Great Palace in Constantinople},
  author={Gerard Brett},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  pages={34 - 43}
  • G. Brett
  • Published 1 January 1942
  • History
  • Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
The mosaic, excavated by the Walker Trust of the University of St. Andrews on the site of the Great Palace in Constantinople, formed the floor of colonnades surrounding a courtyard which has been identified with the later Heliakon of the Pharos. Stretches of it have been found on the northeast, north-west and south-west sides of the courtyard. The mosaic consists of a central strip with a triple border on either side. The central strip is decorated with individual figures or scenes, arranged… 
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